Gefen announced the availability of its new DVI-3500HD on Monday. This long-range sender/receiver extension system delivers video in the DVI format with USB peripherals, RS-232 control and analog audio up to 6600 feet (2 kilometers) in distance over fiber optic cables.
The DVI-3500HD supports extended resolutions up to 1920x1200. A unique feature of the Gefen DVI-3500 HD is the ability to operate in either local or remote mode. When in local mode, the DVI display and USB peripherals connected at the computer's location can be used to access data; when in remote mode, the DVI display and USB peripherals connected at the extended location can be used to access data.
Essentially, two different locations can access the same computer, giving always available access to mission-critical data. A front panel switch on the sender unit allows users to select local or remote mode.
The DVI-3500HD is available for US$2,679 at the Geffen site.